Published On: Fri, Aug 21st, 2015

Karen Abercrombie previews ‘War Room’ and her role as Ms Clara

The faith-based filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick are back after the incredible success of Courageous in 2011 with a powerful film on prayer. Actress Karen Abercrombie spoke with Dispatch Radio’s Brandon Jones about the film, her role and a message resonating with the Christian community.

Karen’s Ms. Clara is a powerful voice and role model in the film and Karen says “It was such a wonderful and rich character to play, so the journey to Miss Clara was one which was a sweet, sweet, sweet journey.”

Ms. Clara (Karen Abercrombie) celebrates after Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) shares how God answered a specific prayer (filming location: Birkdale Village shopping center in Huntersville, N.C.). (Courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Photo credit: David Whitlow)

Ms. Clara (Karen Abercrombie) and Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) in “War Room” (Courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Photo credit: David Whitlow)

War Room is told through family and marital struggles, but it was “the words, the rhythm, the story” that Karen so interested in playing the character.

Karen is very open about the role, being an “answer to a prayer” and how her own faith ties into the character on screen. She then turns attention to the film, her co-stars (praising Priscilla Shirer as a “fierce warrior for the kingdom”) and filmmakers (and the impact on set by embracing their faith).

“It’s a perfect time for this film,” she says. “It’s a message for all people,” she notes, detailing the impact of the words and the “plea” knowing that “prayer is the answer.”

karen abercrombie portraitThe success of Courageous helped the Kendrick Brothers branch off to their own production company and War Room is their film picture away from their roots in Georgia.

God’s Compass is a film that Karen just wrapped and she speaks briefly about the picture and her role in the 2016 film.

Karen opens up about her role as a woman of faith, working on shows like Turn, Vampire Diaries and how she can influence others.

Check out the full interview below.

If you missed our interview with the Kendrick Brothers HERE

The film also stars TC Stallings, Beth Moore, Michael Jr, Jadin Harris, Tenae Downing and director Alex Kendrick, who has appeared in all of their previous films. In fact, Stephen Kendrick also has a cameo in this film, so keep an eye out.

War Room opens in theaters on August 28, 2015.

Full review of War Room – check it out HERE

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Visit the official website for War Room: warroomthemovie.com

Karen’s official website is HERE

Check our The Dispatch interview with Alex and Stephen Kendrick – click HERE

Actor T.C. Stallings discusses the film, his role and reflects on Courageous – give that a listen HERE

Want to go back in time and check out our 2012 interview with Alex Kendrick in the wake of Courageous click here


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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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